Are you stressed, worried or anxious? Feeling depressed or constantly drained? If you answered yes then you’re not alone. Many people today live hectic lives and are under a lot of pressure. Every day people are searching for ways to relieve stress and anxiety. One method is explored here. It’s called Emotional Freedom Techniques. Read on and find out: What is Emotional Freedom Techniques and how can it help you?
Modern Day Living
We live our lives at a much faster pace. We rush around from one place to another as we juggle work and study commitments with parenting responsibilities, household chores, and leisure activities. The cost of living is more expensive yet our salaries haven’t risen to keep up with it.
On top of that, we worry about our jobs, studies and our kids. We stress about paying our bills and buying essentials like food and clothes. Will we ever be able to afford to buy our own home? When can we take a much-needed holiday? There’s anxiety about the future. Will there be enough money for our retirement? And then there’s debt stress which can be overwhelming. A comprehensive post by CarefulCents.com highlights just how much consumer debt is causing stress in people’s lives.
I’ve learned that when it gets all a bit too much then it’s time to do something about it. There are a number of things people commonly do. They may take time out by going for a walk, working out at the gym, playing a sport or going out for a coffee with friends. But if these things don’t resonate with you, they’re not helping or you’re just not able to go out, then there are other techniques such as Meditation, Self-Hypnosis or Emotional Freedom Techniques.
What Is Emotional Freedom Techniques?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) also referred to as ‘tapping’ is a stress release method that combines a tapping technique while reciting personalized affirmations. EFT is a gentle and safe method that combines the principles of traditional Chinese acupuncture with modern psychology. A gentle tapping technique is used to stimulate certain points on the body, instead of using needles.
The theory behind it is, that all thoughts and emotions, whether positive or negative, are forms of energy. This energy has a very real physical impact on all functions of the body. Although the body a natural healing capability, stress and emotional problems often stand in the way and prevent the healing process. This is where EFT comes in. Tapping on the meridian points on the body stimulates certain parts of the brain which helps to reduce cortisol levels, (also known as the stress hormone) whereby allowing the body to restore the natural balance of energy and healing in the body.
You can use emotional freedom techniques for anxiety, stress, worry, trauma, emotional distress and associated physical pain, just to name a few problems. It can help you to overcome negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns and replace them with positive ones. Emotional freedom techniques was designed by Gary Craig who is a personal performance coach who is based in California. Watch this video by EFT founder Gary Craig to learn about the amazing benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping Points
The Emotional Freedom tapping points are located in the following areas of the face and body:
- Side of the hand
- Top of the head.
- Side of the eye.
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- Chin (under the lip)
- Under the arm
Does The Emotional Freedom Technique Work?
I used the emotional freedom technique for anxiety about money and had very good results. For many years my family had struggled financially due to health and employment issues and we accumulated a lot of debt. I got to the stage where every time I thought about our bills, credit card debt or mortgage I would become overwhelmed with anxiety.
Then a couple of years ago I began looking into the Law Of Attraction and joined a program called Wealth Beyond Reason. As part of the program, you have to address your limiting beliefs and fears and eliminate them by trying a variety of tools on offer. This is when I first learned about Emotional Freedom Techniques from Dr. Carol Look. I tried it and it worked a treat. I don’t have any anxiety about money, bills or debt anymore.
I have also had a horrible experience of being bullied by an employer. Again, I would experience overwhelming anxiety just thinking about him. It’s the most awful feeling so I combined EFT, empowering affirmations and meditation and did them multiple times per day and the anxiety just disappeared. It was wonderful and miraculously the bullying stopped too.
But the most dramatic results happened for my son Dallas. You can read about all the mental health problems my son had in My Story. It was due to my son’s long history of anxiety related disorders and the lack of effective treatment, that I set up this website and went in search of a solution. I’m happy to say I discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques which has been literally a life-saver. It has miraculously changed Dallas’s life. The worst of his anxiety has gone. And now in 2021, at the age of almost 25, after 10 years plagued with mental health issues, he finally has a life free of debilitating anxiety and depression. He has a full-time job which he loves, he’s out and about in the community and finally beginning to enjoy a normal life.
The way EFT works is, as the person taps the specific points on their face and body they recite personal affirmations. Through repetition of the tapping and affirmations, the anxiety begins to subside. You simply keep doing it until it’s gone. The speed at which it will subside will depend on each individual as our levels of anxiety about different issues varies from person to person. And the number of sessions you may have to do will differ too.
There are many EFT Therapy Practitioners available online. By simply reading about EFT, watching instructional videos and deciding on whether to use the general affirmations or create your own affirmations, you will then be ready to start practicing Emotional Freedom Technique. What have you got to lose? It’s online. You can do it from home and it’s free.
I bought The Tapping Solution and use the techniques every day to help my family and myself to overcome all sorts of limiting beliefs. It has changed my son’s life which was the sole reason I started this website in the first place. You can read about that in My Story.
I believe in EFT so much that I am training to be a certified EFT Practitioner through an online course and planning to use EFT as part of my Spiritual Life Coaching to help others. I highly recommend tapping and this book by Nick Ortner.
If you decide to try it, come back and leave a comment as I’d love to hear about your experience.